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Friday, December 30, 2022

Ep. 224 - Tom Maxwell

 


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 224th episode, our guest is Tom Maxwell.

In the 1990s, Tom was a member of the hot jazz indie band Squirrel Nut Zippers and wrote their hit song “Hell,” which peaked at no. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and propelled the band to multi-platinum status. The Zippers were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2021. After Tom left the Zippers, he composed for television and motion pictures.

Now Tom is a writer who specializes in creative nonfiction with an emphasis on music and musicians. He has contributed to Longreads, Al Jazeera America, Salon, Slate, The Oxford American, The Bitter Southerner, Tape Op, and AARP Magazine, among others. He is a faculty member of the North Carolina Writers Guild and a contributor to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Along with his partner Brooklyn, Tom is the creator of Shelved, an Audible podcast produced by Gunpowder & Sky. He is currently writing A Really Strange and Wonderful Time, a nonfiction book about the '90s Chapel Hill music scene to be published by the Hachette Book Group in 2024.

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Ep. 223 - Dan Grossman

 

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 223rd episode, our guest is Dan Grossman.

Dan Grossman is an adjunct professor of English at Marian University in Indianapolis and a former Peace Corps volunteer in Niger from 1992 to 1994. He has published often in NUVO, a news publication covering the central Indiana area. He also served as managing editor and arts editor for that publication. He has also published poetry in So it Goes, pLopLop, The Indianapolis Anthology and in many other publications. Currently, he edits the online blog IndyCorrespondent.org

You can find his book Mindfucking Roundabouts of Carmel, Indiana on his author spotlight page at: https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/dangrossman

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Sunday, December 25, 2022

Ep. 222 - Ash Burgess [XXVIII]

 


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 222nd episode our returning guest is Ash Burgess.

You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16Episode 26Episode 27Episode 39Episode 58, Episode 63Episode 77Episode 86Episode 91, Episode 100, Episode 124Episode 130Episode 136Episode 142Episode 143Episode 148Episode 151Episode 154Episode 165Episode 176Episode 184Episode 191Episode 196Episode 198Episode 203Episode 209, Episode 214, Episode 219  and Episode 82, and Episode 216 which also featured regular guest Jonathan Fowler of the podcast.

Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies and an appetite for both high and low culture. She strives to celebrate the best of every season with her young children.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

Ep. 221 - Gov. Eric Holcomb

Hello, and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host Rob Burgess.

On this, our 221st episode our guest is Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Eric Holcomb is the 51st governor of the state of Indiana.

Starting in March 2020, I had the opportunity to participate virtually in dozens and dozens of televised press conferences with Gov. Holcomb and other state officials. These were mostly centered around the COVID-19 pandemic, but other topics were also discussed. Here is a complete list: https://www.thisburgess.com/2022/01/televised-press-conferences-and.html

The is actually the second year in a row I have been invited to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Gov. Holcomb at the Governor's Office at the Indiana Statehouse. Last year, I did so in my role as Editor of the Wabash Plain Dealer. This year, Gov. Holcomb was a guest of The Rob Burgess Show.

Thank you to Gov. Holcomb and his staff especially governor's fellow Abriana Carnes and press secretary Erin Murphy for taking the time and for helping to set this up.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Ep. 220 - Rob Burgess [XIII]

 


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 220th episode, our guest is … me!
My first solo episode of this podcast was 
Episode 41, the second was Episode 62, the third was Episode 84, the fourth was Episode 117, the fifth was Episode 131, the sixth was Episode 135, the seventh was Episode 182, the eighth was Episode 189, the ninth was Episode 194, the tenth was Episode 200, the 11th was Episode 205 and the 12th was Episode 215. And, on Episode 100, I was joined by my wife and regular guest Ash Burgess, who interviewed me.
I am a 28-time award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in print, radio, online, and television. Most recently, I was Editor of the Wabash Plain Dealer; News Editor of NUVO; Managing Editor of the Indiana Lawyer; and City Editor, Opinion Page Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Kokomo Tribune. I was also a reporter at WFHB, the Times-Mail, The Reporter-Times, Ukiah Daily Journal and Ukiah Valley Television.
Oh yeah, and I’m also the proprietor of the podcast, The Rob Burgess Show.

Here are links to the articles, podcasts and websites mentioned in this episode:

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Brennan Center for Justice: “What Went Wrong with New York’s Redistricting”:

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/what-went-wrong-new-yorks-redistricting

This American Life: Ep. 784 - “Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map”:

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/784/mapmaker



Friday, September 2, 2022

Ep. 219 - Ash Burgess [XXVII]

 


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 219th episode our returning guest is Ash Burgess.

You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16, Episode 26, Episode 27, Episode 39, Episode 58, Episode 63, Episode 77, Episode 86, Episode 91, Episode 100, Episode 124, Episode 130, Episode 136, Episode 142, Episode 143, Episode 148, Episode 151, Episode 154, Episode 165, Episode 176, Episode 184, Episode 191, Episode 196, Episode 198, Episode 203, Episode 209, Episode 214 and Episode 82, and Episode 216 which also featured regular guest Jonathan Fowler of the podcast.

Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies and an appetite for both high and low culture. She strives to celebrate the best of every season with her young children.

Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashburgess/ and subscribe to her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2Bis7mhGmekVi0ZioJFOg?app=desktop

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Ep. 218 - T. E. Breitenbach

 


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 218th episode, our guest is T. E. Breitenbach.

T. E. Breitenbach, born in 1951 in Queens, New York, is a self-taught American artist best known for his painting "Proverbidioms", a raucous and comical depiction of over 300 common proverbs and clich├ęs. He also collaborated with Jim Morrison of The Doors, shortly before Morrison's 1971 death, on a painting intended for use on his "An American Prayer" album. T. E. was the youngest person to receive a Rome Prize Fellowship in visual arts. Inspired by the castles and museums of Europe, he returned home determined to build a castle-studio to house his art and eventually become a museum. During the planning stages he painted Proverbidioms and later published it. He also writes musicals and in 2016 produced "Hieronymus, A Musical Fantasy", the story of an artist with a 'too-large' imagination, available as play-on-demand on PBS. His websites include TEBreitenbach.com and OurMusical.com.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Ep. 217 - Melissa Maerz


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this our 217th episode, our guest is Melissa Maerz.
Melissa Maerz has worked as an editor at Spin and Rolling Stone, a staff writer for Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, and a supervising producer on HBO’s Vice News Tonight. She was a founding editor at New York magazine’s Vulture website. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two kids.
Her first book, “Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused” was published November 17, 2020 by Harper.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Ep. 216 - Ash Burgess and Jonathan Fowler [II]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.

On this our 216th episode our returning guests are Ash Burgess and Jonathan Fowler. You first heard Ash Burgess and Jonathan Fowler together in Episode 82, which was recorded in 2017.


You first heard 
Ash Burgess on Episode 16Episode 26Episode 27Episode 39Episode 58, Episode 63Episode 77Episode 86Episode 91, Episode 100, Episode 124Episode 130Episode 136Episode 142Episode 143Episode 148Episode 151Episode 154Episode 165Episode 176Episode 184Episode 191Episode 196Episode 198Episode 203Episode 209  and Episode 214.

Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies and an appetite for both high and low culture. She strives to celebrate the best of every season with her young children.

Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashburgess/ and subscribe to her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl2Bis7mhGmekVi0ZioJFOg?app=desktop


You first heard Jonathan Fowler on 
Episode 2Episode 10Episode 20Episode 21Episode 29Episode 30Episode 31Episode 32Episode 34Episode 35, Episode 43Episode 48Episode 51Episode 56Episode 64Episode 74Episode 83Episode 92Episode 102Episode 103Episode 104Episode 105Episode 106Episode 107Episode 108Episode 109Episode 111Episode 114Episode 115Episode 116Episode 119Episode 126Episode 127Episode 133Episode 137Episode 140Episode 146Episode 147Episode 149Episode 153Episode 156Episode 158Episode 160Episode 162Episode 164Episode 167Episode 168Episode 169Episode 172Episode 173Episode 174Episode 179Episode 180Episode 181, and Episode 185.

Jonathan Fowler graduated with a BA in history from Indiana University in 2006. He is an unabashed left-wing political junkie. He has lived and worked in South Korea for over 10 years, trying to help the citizens of that great nation, hopefully, "talk pretty one day."

A quick programming note: This episode contains anywhere from passing mentions of to complete spoilers for the following books, TV shows and movies, in order of appearance:

Yellowjackets” (TV show)

Lost” (TV show)

Severence” (TV show)

The Wilds” (TV show)

Dexter: New Blood” (TV show)

Red Rocket” (movie)

The Florida Project” (movie)

Tangerine” (movie)

The Office” (TV show)

The Jungle Book” (movie)

The Little Mermaid” (movie)

Encanto” (movie)

Frozen” (movie)

Frozen II” (movie)

Moana” (movie)

Black Mirror” (TV show)

The Ultimatum” (TV show)

Love Is Blind” (TV show)

Don't Look Up” (movie)

American Honey” (movie)

Darling Girl” (book)

Spring Breakers” (movie)

Bridgerton” (TV show)

Succession” (TV show)

Boss Baby” (movie)

Hamilton” (movie)

Turning Red” (movie)

The Lion King” (movie)

Cats” (movie)

Cast Away” (movie)

The Walking Dead” (TV show)

365 Days” (movie)

365 Days: This Day” (movie)

One True Loves” (book)

Daisy Jones and the Six” (book)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” (book)

Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson” (book)

Seinfeld” (TV show)

You” (TV show)

Pitch Perfect” (movie)

Parasite” (movie)

Six Feet Under” (TV show)

The White Lotus” (TV show)

Join The Rob Burgess Show mailing list! Go to tinyletter.com/therobburgessshow and type in your email address. Then, respond to the automatic message.

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The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.

You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email. Also, if you want to call or text the show for any reason, the number is: 317-674-3547.